Lumberjanes by Holly Black


The Lumberjanes short stories collected for the first time in paperback! Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly and Ripley as they explore their all-girls camp. From ghost ponies to strange plants, these Lumberjanes are ready to take on anything that comes their way as long as they have each other. With stories written by Eisner Award-winner Faith Erin Hicks, and New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, these adventures are definitely something you do...

Details Lumberjanes

Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherBOOM! Box
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, LGBT, Childrens, Middle Grade

Reviews Lumberjanes

  • Magen
    This was a really sweet series. I enjoyed it more than the most recent volumes where Noelle Stevenson left the series. I enjoyed how all these stories did something very different than the main plot line and featured more diverse plots. I hope there's another volume like this one! If you've enjoyed Lumberjanes, check this out. If you haven't read Lumberjanes, no worries! For the most part, you'd understand everything that happens in this series (...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks is a collection of the one-shot and special issue stories that have been published so far for Lumberjanes. These are the stories that were published separate from the main plot, and had their own naming (no number involved). I personally always forget to grab these sort of issues when they come out, so I was really happy to see they made a collection of all of them together.The issues included are: Beyond Bay Leaf, Makin...
  • Devann
    A collection of one-shots from the Lumberjanes universe. They're all pretty standard Lumberjanes adventures but also very cute and enjoyable. It's nice to see a range of writers and artists collected in a single volume like this. Unfortunately the print in the last story is VERY small if you are reading from a print copy [yes hello, I am officially an Old Person lol] so I pretty much just skimmed that, but if you have a digital copy [or better ey...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    Collecting all of the Lumberjanes one-shots (so far), the 'Janes face off against dinosaurs, demons, ghost ponies, and telenovelas in this worthy addition to the Lumberjanes canon.We start with Beyond Bay Leaf, by Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (who drew most of Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy, for those keeping count). This is probably the strongest story collected, with Ripley and the gang splitting up to take part in a lifelong feud...
  • Brittany
    This is an anthology of short stories about the notorious Lumberjanes and their magical adventures. Therefore, the art and stories are different from the original series and in some cases I thought it was done really well and others I was not a huge fan of. Definitely still love the Lumberjanes and their adventures through the magical forest while at summer camp and am glad I read this.
  • Renata
    Oh my Elaine Stritch, this is an adorable addition to the Lumberjanes canon.
  • Nicole
    Read August 2018I loved these short stories! They reminded me more of the earlier volumes of Lumberjanes which I really liked.
  • Julie
    I liked a couple of the stories in this really, really well. What annoyed me was that the guest authors and illustrators either haven't read the rest of Lumberjanes, or didn't pay enough attention.1. Even on the cover, Molly's raccoon cap is ACTUALLY A RACCOON, but in the stories, she's just wearing an actual coonskin cap.2. Ripley is said to have a sister named Pepita, when we know that she and her siblings (those who have been named so far, any...
  • Kim Dyer
    This trade paperback collects five of the Lumberjanes specials and is therefore a bit of an eclectic mix. The stories are all told by different writers and artists and so vary quite a lot in quality. 'Beyond Bay Leaf' and 'Faire and Square' were probably the strongest of the two, but all of the stories have their fun moments. The only one that I didn't really "get" was 'Las Estrellas del Campo', but that's possibly because I'm not very familiar w...
  • Britt
    I would totally read an entire graphic novel by Holly Black. Good thing I have one at home!
  • Cendaquenta
    This was decent. Storylines were quite interesting but wasn't a fan of most of the artstyles. My favourite was easily the last issue, "Faire and Square".
  • Rachel Slocombe
    Ripley is my spirit animal. Also, magic ghost ponies!!!!!!
  • Chelsea
    This was a fun compilation of individual stories with interesting artistic variety.
  • Elise
    Bonus Tracks is a collection of one-shot Lumberjanes stories by various artists. It's a very enjoyable read, and impressive for being so versatile--some franchises can't cross over into different styles effectively, but this one works well. I guess it's because from issue one the series was set up without firm rules and with the understanding that anything could happen, so it translates well, with each creator bringing something new. (I must say ...
  • Arnela
    I will never not love a Lumberjanes story [ok that's a lie, but I haven't found a story I don't like THIS FAR].This is a series of little short story-type adventures that the girls have gone through, I'm not sure why this series of stories is off to the side, as I feel they could have been part of the main story line where they girls are going on random adventures in the woods. Possibly because they're just shorter and more self contained than th...
  • Tsana Dolichva
    Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks is the collected volume of Lumberjanes one-shot special issues. I didn't really know what to expect when I picked this book up. I bought it because it (and Volume 4 of the main story) were what was available in the comic book shop. I'm glad I did grab this book, though, as it exceeded my expectations.Once I overcame the slight weirdness of seeing different artists draw familiar characters in slightly different ways — e...
  • Nick
    While not the best Lumberjanes book, this anthology format permitted some wonderful creators to have fun with the characters. I wasn't as enchanted by the "telenovela" story, that is mostly because I don't watch them, and had trouble getting into the mood of the tale. The other stories were a lot of fun. Holly Black, Faith Erin Hicks, Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson and Gabby Rivera had a lot of creative energy to put into these stories. My personal fav...
  • Jen
    I thought these were cute, but kind of "meh" to have them listed as a separate volume, or "Bonus Tracks". These could have easily just been shoved into the back of the next few volumes. I really liked a few of the stories, but they were so short it was pointless. They could have gone on and really flushed them out and maybe made them great. I was disappointed compared to the normal Lumberjanes run. . . and then I realized Holly Black wrote at lea...
  • Darinda
    A special issue with 5 Lumberjanes comics. Fun and exciting stories with the Lumberjanes. 1. Beyond Bay Leaf - Ripley chases after a ghost pony. The other four girls go after her and encounter Sola, who is also after the ghost pony. 2. Makin' the Ghost of It - Jen takes the girls on a hike to learn how to forage food. During the hike, Jen tells them a ghost story about the nearby abandoned mining village. When back at camp, the girls spot the gho...
  • Elizabeth Mellen
    “What a perfect night!” “A perfect night for sleeping...” “There’s no such thing as ghosts.” “Seriously? We’ve dealt with deity siblings, bear-women and dimensional portals, but ghosts are where you draw the line?” 4.5 Stars, this was my favorite Lumberjanes story-wise so far. Half star off because I just really preferred the earlier art style, but I was laughing and quoting lines to my husband throughout the whole thing. It w...
  • Katie
    Another fun collection of Lumberjane stories. These are stand-alone stories and unconnected to one another. The girls must free ghost ponies from a 'collector', they must face a midnight monster that consumes all the snacks in camp, and help a traveling medieval fair defeat the dragon that has been plaguing them for a year.I love the characters, the friendship, the teamwork, and the love in these books. The illustrations are great and the stories...
  • Melissa
    Here's an anthology of 5 stories by various authors and artists set in the Lumberjanes universe. While I enjoyed four of them, but I had issues with the lettering size of "Las Estrellas Del Campo" and that affected my enjoyment - maybe with a full page magnifier.... I think my favorite was "Beyond Bay Leaf" which had all the magic of the series, followed by "Faire and Square" (Robin Hood should have a fox head!). I read this for my 2018 Reading C...
  • Cliff
    This is cute collection of one-shot stories written by other authors but utilizing the Roanoke cabin as the heroes. I do think that many of these writers get the core of the comic, though at times, I'm not sure if they have a consistent take on Mal/Molly's characters. April and Ripley are easy. Jo tends to often blend into the background, except when something science-y is required.It's a quick and fun read, but not "necessary" for the overarchin...
  • Shelley M.
    This is a sweet collection of Lumberjanes stories. They're standalone stories that are written and drawn by different authors and artists, so it was fun to see the new ways the stories went, and how the different artists drew the characters. I love the girls' friendship and how they always stick together. I think it could be a good intro to the Lumberjanes, and it's a definite must for fans.
  • Brooklyn Cribdon (Kemp)
    Okay I was actually pleasantly surprised by this collection! The shorter stories felt much more fun than some of the other LJ volumes, which tend to drag the supernatural storylines out. That being said, I'm glad the entire series isn't like this because we would likely miss out on the overarching narrative of the 'Janes.
  • Cat
    "Rain, rain, go away, come back when I am marathoning anime."Comics:Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooklyn AllenVolume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooklyn AllenVolume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooklyn AllenVolume 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooklyn Al...
  • Katie Young
    While the stories were fun, most of these pieces fail to understand the delicate balance between magic and realism in the Lumberjane forest and also fail to portray the nuances of the characters and their relationships that is the real heart of the Noelle Stevenson original. It's been awhile since I've read a volume, and this left me disappointed and longing for the real thing. :/
  • Brittany Craig
    The difference in art and writing in these stories was so distracting I felt like I was reading fan fiction. In the first story, it took me a moment to even realize who April was because she was tall and skinny. I can see the appeal of wanting more from the characters, but I didn’t feel engaged by these stories because it felt disconnected from their larger arc.
  • Lukas Holmes
    There is just nothing better being made right now. I look forward to every single story, every single issue, every single volume. And it's another of those fun books that my daughter eagerly awaits as well. Just terrific stuff and it shows you that when others can take over for a volume and do so, so seamlessly, that you've written a good story with great characters.
  • Shelley
    Stand alone tales featuring our favorite hard-core lady types, written and illustrated by guest teams. I enjoyed the ghost pony tale, and the dragon one was generally fun--especially the last bit. Just generally charming and fun. Though Ripley went past young and quirky into bizarre territory a few times. Poor Ripley. So hard to write.